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Obama launches new Spanish TV ad in Fla



The Barack Obama campaign is airing a new Spanish language ad featuring a Tampa Bay campaign volunteer, Elena McCullough, touting the president's record on education and helping families. McCullough is a mother of two, a veteran, and a Neighborhood Team Leader.  She served in the Coast Guard for twenty-four years and retired as a Lieutenant.  She is the recipient of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits that she will be passing along for her sons to use for college. The Wesley Chapel resident also ran as a longshot challenger to state Rep. Will Weatherford in 2010.

Republican National Committee spokeswoman Alexandra Franceschi  responds: “The Obama Campaign is once again out with a deceptive Spanish language ad, but how will they explain that the same program President Obama is arguing for now was not important enough for him to vote for as a Senator. From chronically high unemployment, to gas prices, to the cost of college, Hispanics are tired of the empty rhetoric and broken promises of the Obama Administration.”

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 2:07pm]


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